Reading in Prison Day 2014

Prison Reading Groups are hosting a Reading in Prison Day on 13th June 2014 at Roehampton University. There’s an excellent range of speakers and topics, with panel discussions on Reading and Family Life, Emergent Readers, Poetry in Prison and much more besides. An extremely timely event.

Reading in Prison day

Here’s the programme:

Reading in Prison Day
Friday 13th June 2014

From 10.00 am Registration and tea and coffee

10.30 – 10.45 am Welcome

Jacqueline Wilson, author and Pro-Chancellor of the University of Roehampton

10.45 – 11.45 am Reading and family life

Joy Matthews, Librarian HMP Full Sutton
Lizzie Poulton, Booktrust
Gerry Ryan, Writer in residence HMP Full Sutton
Charlotte Weinberg, Executive Director Safe Ground
Kay Waddilove, children’s librarian

11.45 – 12.00 pm Reading Group Roundup

12.00 – 12.30 pm Melvin Burgess, author

12.30 – 1.30 pm Lunch

1.30 – 2.30 pm Emergent readers

David Ahern, Director Shannon Trust
Denise Broadbent, Librarian HMP Bure
David Kendall, Six Book Challenge
Cathy Rentzenbrink, The BookSeller QuickReads
Vicky Rouse, Prison Radio Association
Nicola Wood, volunteer HMP Brixton

2.30 – 3.00 pm User voices: prisoners, reading and librarians

Stephen Akpabio, Programme Manager User Voice
Rod Clark, Director Prisoners Education Trust
NOMS libraries contact (tbc)
Prisoner voice (tbc)

3.00 – 3.30 pm Tea and coffee

3.30 – 4.45 pm Poetry in prison

Katie Gonzalez-Bell, PRG group leader HMP Holloway
Dorigen Hammond, Writers in Prison Network
Susannah Herbert, Director Forward Arts Foundation
Frances Stadlen, Pass on a Poem
Cathy Wells-Cole, volunteer HMP Wandsworth

4.45 pm Drinks reception and PRG cake


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